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in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
. >>> california will bake in record-breaking heat. downtown l.a. could push 100. and it will be san francisco's warmest day of the year so far. cooler in new england and upper midwest. honolulu will be in the mid-80s. >> the weather is the craziest weather. you know what mark twain said the warmest summer i -- the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in san francisco. great city, though. >>> when we come back, you might have to get ready to pay a whole lot more. we're talking a whole lot more. >>> then a disposable diaper supply. why the supply is suddenly being threatened. >>> and blown away. the car that is no match for mother nature. ?x?xpcs6$ú >>> welcome back, everybody. gasoline prices should now head downward, but maybe not right away. the national average this morning is $3.78 a gallon. that's 3 cents less than it was a week ago. now gas prices usually do come down this time of year. and oil prices are falling but aaa says there could be a brief spike first because wholesale gasoline prices are still high. did you get all of that? >> i got all of that. >> okay. good. >>> hospital
coast. and in california, a meteor shower seen by millions. >>> and a long wait. two brothers hang on to a multimillion-dollar scratcher for six years. talk about patience. >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we begin with the presidential race. as we mentioned, both candidates are speaking at a bipartisan political dinner here in new york. >> but tuesday night's debate is still very much on a lot of people's minds. one of them, apparently, is mitt romney's oldest son, tagg. he told a north carolina radio station, quote, he wanted to take a swing at president obama. >>> 19 days to go. and as abc's tahman bradley reports, the candidates are crafting their messages for women voters. >> reporter: with less than three weeks left until election day, the presidential contenders have intensified their efforts to court undecided women voters. >> my mom was a single mom. >> a single mom who doesn't know whether they'll be able to put food on the table at the end of the week. >> reporter: polls show president obama maintains his advantage among women vot
the california coast. >>> and quick getaway. brazen thieves getting creative. an epidemic using horsepower to commit their crimes. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with a presidential race that is just about as close as it can be. the two candidates separated by a mere fraction of a percentage point. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candidate makes a controversial comment about abortion. richard mourdock was asked during a debate in indiana, whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. >> i believe that life begins at conception. i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it's something that god intend
. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the president attended a dedication to caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric o
two veteran california democrats, running for the same seat. at one point, congressman brad sherman grabbed his opponent, congressman howard berman, and shouted, do you want to get into this? the audience, hooting and hollering, until a sheriff's deputy had to step in to separate them. >> take it out outside, fellas. it's getting hot. >>> and a dire warning about cyber security from the nation's top defense official. leon panetta says we are facing the threat of a possible cyber pearl harbor, in which foreign computer hackers take control of the nation's power grid, transportation and financial network. as an example, panetta said a hostile group could derail a passenger train that's loaded with lethal chemicals. >>> investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been fil
in the northwest. >> santa ana winds will warm up the temps in southern california. billings gets a blast of winter with a high only of 26. seattle and portland are in the mid-50s. new york, boston and baltimore are pretty pleasant, in the mid-60s. phoenix and new orleans warm to the mid-80s. >>> coming up, free food. i like the sound of that. a national chain with a big giveaway. but it all depends on baseball. >> nice tease. >>> then, if you like meat, you have to love what's happening with prices. why this is the time to fill up your freezer. >> i do love meat. >>> and the giants draw first blood in the world series, as a star player comes out swinging and hits three home runs. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great pric
? that was colorful. >>> time, now, for some weather across the nation. thunderstorms in the california coast to vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. showers in southeast texas and the miami area. and a mix of rain and snow near the canadian border. that will be northern minnesota to michigan. a chilly and drier day in new england to the mid-atlantic regions. >> 60s in the northeast and midwest. 80s from dallas to miami. and 70s in the rockies. >>> and when we come back, cold comfort for millions of homeowners. a painful prediction on winter heating bills. >>> and be careful who you wish for. lance armstrong wanted to know who accused him of doping. now, he knows. >>> and the huge amount we're spending to get our pets in the halloween spirit. >ñ?x?xpcs6 >>> welcome back. the latest snapshot of the economy showed growth continued at a modest base. the fed's new book shows activity picking up over the late summer. the housing market provided a big boost, with existing home sales up in every region. and prices holding steady or increasing in many areas. >>> more than two years after the deepwater horizon dis
problems in california. >>> it's not getting a lot of attention, but many of us are going to be hit by a big tax increase next year, no matter who wins the clerk. temporary reduction in social security payroll taxes expires at the end of the year. neither presidential candidate is talking about an extension and there's little support for one in congress. >>> airfares will continue to go up next year but not as fast as they have been. an increase of only 1% to 4% is expected. that's much less than this year, $4.5 and this year isn't over yet. still, that's better than last year where fares close twice as much. >>> cell phone thefts are also rising. they account for almost half the robberies in san francisco and 40% in new york. wireless carriers and the s.e.c. are working on a national database to attract stolen devices but it's more than a year ago. >>> aappears movie audiences are in the halloween move. "paranormal activity 4" and a fifth movie is planned. "argo" with $17 million. "hotel transylvania" was third with 13.5 million bucks. >>> when we come back, danger on the street. t
, northern california is getting slammed by some wild weather. funnel clouds were spotted north of sacramento yesterday. and at least one tornado touched down, uprooting several trees in the area. the twister was spawned by the first major storm of the season, which dumped up to two feet of snow in the sierra nevada. and it's not over yet. even more snow is on tap for today. >>> now, for a look at morning road conditions. snow-covered mountain passes in the cascades, sierra nevada and northern rockies. a slick commute from seattle to san francisco. roads will be wet at times around the upper midwest, great lakes, new york, and new england. >> and if you're flying today, some airport delays are possible in salt lake city, san francisco, where the party's still going on, and chicago and detroit. >>> breaking news overnight in the search for a missing new jersey girl. >> officials in gloucester county believe they have found the body of 12-year-old autumn pasquale inside a recycling container, not far from where the little girl disappeared. the middle schooler was seen saturday riding her bike t
home. >> shows the priority she puts on her education. >>> fire crews in southern california are braced for another day of hot, dry santa ana winds. fire engines, bulldozers, fire crews and aircraft are being placed in strategic locations. a wind-driven brush fire was quickly extinguished but not before a nearby preschool was evacuated as a precaution. wheeling out the little cribs there. >> to safety. >> yes. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. miami, daytona and orlando could start to see squalls, as a result of hurricane sandy. it's a mild day in the northeast. a new storm system brings rain and snow to the pacific northwest. new orleans, houston, little rock and jackson, mississippi, could see showers. >> l.a. will be close to 90 because of the santa ana winds. billings in the mid-30s. 40s for minneapolis, omaha, kansas city. honolulu and phoenix, nicely in the mid-80s. i say, with profound jealousy. >> did you say honolulu? >> sounds nice, huh? >>> long gone but still raking it in. a new name at the top of the highest earning dead celebrities. >>> and then, high
, everybody. well, millions of california drivers are facing some pretty serious sticker shock. a pipeline closure and refinery problems have sent gas prices there to the highest ever for this time of year. up 5 cents in a day, to an average of $4.23 a gallon. and get this. it could climb another 30 cents by this time next week. this comes even as gas prices actually fall for most of the country. >>> nasdaq is investigating an unusual price spike in shares of kraft foods, in what could be another high-profile glitch. it canceled some of wednesday's trades after kraft shares surged 29% in one minute. nasdaq isn't giving details. it says it's looking into potentially erroneous transactions. >>> government investigators are out with a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the weight loss in new system supplements they checked, had illegal labels that made health claims that are not allowed and also lacked key information. >>> and facebook likes to boast that it's free. but the social network is rolling out a new feature that will give your posts a prime space o
a house. >>> maybe not a car. gas prices are going up across the country. but in california, they're soaring to a shocking level, hovering near the $6 mark. parts of the state are seeing the highest prices in a year. the prices are being blamed on a supply problem. >>> facebook has just announced a landmark moment. the social network says, now, it has more than 1 billion active users who logon every month. that's about one in every seven persons on the planet. facebook has doubled its number of users in just two years. >> wow. >>> zagut is out with new restaurant rates. it's fast food getting reviewed. wendy's is the big winner in this year's survey, which got responses from 10,000 folks. the other favorites among the megachains are subway, pizza hut, taco bell, and no shocker here, mcdonald's. >>> and starbucks topped the coffee ratings in that same survey. and now, get ready for a venti sized serving of new stores. the goal is to open 1,000 new shops in the u.s. in the next five years. that could mean a total of 20,000 new jobs. i don't know how we get anymore starbucks in new y
to answer about the derailment of an amtrak passenger train in california's central valley. at least 20 people were injured when several cars came off the rails after colliding with a big rig truck. a second train versus truck crash happened about ten miles away, leaving the truck driver with major injuries. >>> and an update on a story that caused so much outrage. new york mayor, michael bloomberg, says a retired locksmith will stop selling master keys to some of the most sensitive locks in the city, including the world trade center site. the keys are meant for firefighters and city officials to access electrical panels, elevators and subway stations. a "new york post" reporter bought a set on ebay for $150. scary that can get in the hands of the wrong person for $150. >> that is alarming. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. severe storms, with gusty winds and hail, from cincinnati to pittsburgh and lexington. showers with peeks of sunshine from new york to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and more record heat in the southwest. >
the california coast. >> and if you're flying, airport delays are possible on the east coast, in new york, boston, philly and d.c. >>> back to the news this morning. the search for a missing boston grad student has ended in tragedy. >> a body pulled out of the charles river has been identified as that of jonathan daily, an architecture student from north carolina. nobody had seen him since last tuesday night when his roommates said they watched tv and went to bed. and those who know him best said daily never would have taken off without telling someone. >> he had just the clothes on his back. he didn't have i.d. with him. we think he might have had $100. but it was like he was casually going out at 8:30 in the evening to get some coffee. >> unidentified sources say daily's body was weighed down by a cinder block. but investigators will only confirm they found nothing to indicate he may have been depressed. but they say they aren't ruling anything out. >>> the desperate search for a 10-year-old girl in suburban denver has dragged into a sixth day with no suspects and no major leads, either. police
, california processed a lot of delayed applications, skewing the figures higher. >>> well, for at least the fourth time this year, prewashed bagged lettuce is being recalled. this time, it's produce giant dole foods recalling its american blend 12-ounce bag salad, sold in ten states in the midwest and northeast. listeria has been found in one sample. and no illnesses have been reported. >>> stop the presses. after 80 years, "newsweek" is going out of print and going all-digital. the magazine's last print issue will be december 31st. its circulation is down about 1.5 million, less than half it was five years ago. "newsweek" says with the growth in tablets, it's reached the tipping point. >>> and remember 25 years ago today, by chance? wall street had a day that has never been seen and never been seen since. black monday, october 19th, 1987, the market crashed. the dow plunged 508 points, 22%. it was the biggest one-day percentage decline ever. still, the dow managed to close up that year. >> 25 years. >> i was in college. i remember that day. didn't really affect me. but i remember it. >
to dallas, denver and southern california. stormy in the northwest but heavy rain from seattle to portland. downpours also expected in the cascades and the northern rockies. >> 60s in dallas and salt lake city. 74 in miami. 54 in atlanta. >>> straight ahead on this special edition of "america this morning," thousands, and we're talking thousands of flights across the nation have been canceled, stranding travelers from coast to coast. we're going to tell you how the airlines are coping with sandy next. >>> and a tip of our hat to one of our own, standing undaunted as the storm raged along the north carolina coast. we'll be right back with more. stay with us. (;x;x;x;x;x ♪ >>> those pictures only the beginning. welcome back, everybody. the economic effects of hurricane sandy will be felt today even outside the eastern seaboard. the new york financial markets will be closed today, even the online operations. >> it is the first closure for weather in almost three decades. the last closing of any sort was for 9/11. there's been no decision yet on whether the markets will be open tomorrow. >>
of sandy. members of the california air national guard's 129th rescue wing are heading east. their mission is to rescue stranded hurricane victims and deliver supplies to isolated communities. they will set up a staging area in south carolina. again, this impacted people from south carolina all the way north up to maine. >> when in tragedy, the nation comes together. we've seen that time and time again. >>> and probably to the surprise of absolutely no one, sandy is dominating social media. plenty of great pictures on facebook and twitter. here's some that got our attention over the next few hours. you know this place well. >> this is a carousel close to the brooklyn bridge. around the carousel there's a nice green area and a small, little beach. as you can see, it's all a beach now. and the horses are underwater, not as they should be. >> and one of the big problems here in new york and up and down the east coast, flooded streets. you see the streets turned into rivers. that storm surge so dangerous, is taking over the city. we were trying to figure out what this is. >> i think these are
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